Southern College hosts
(Oct. 15, 2001) - Florida Southern College will host an all-day
medieval symposium on "Women in the Middle Ages," Oct.
26 in the Hollis Room on campus. The program runs from 10 a.m. to
3:15 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.
symposium explores the place of women in the Middle Ages, confronts
the stereotypes, and offers scholarly perspectives on these issues.
Designed to introduce the audience to the breadth and depth of medieval
studies, presentations by guest speakers are introductory in nature,
offering overviews of the following areas of study:
and Reality for Alfredian Women," presented by Dr. Nicole Discenza,
The University of South Florida
Images of Women: Eastern Sources, Western Influences," presented
by Dr. James Rogers, Florida Southern College
Castle is Her Home: Domestic Space in the Medieval West," presented
by Dr. Kimberly Reiter, Stetson University
Versus Fabliau: The Wife of Bath's Battle of Genres," presented
by Dr. Tison Pugh, The University of Central Florida Panel presentation
on "Three Influential Medieval Women:"
"Describing female desire in Marie de France and the trobairitz"
"Christine de Pizan and the Writing of the Feminine Body in
The Book of the City of Ladies"
"Hildegard of Bingen: The Control of Ecstacy"
Presented by: Ms. Susan Eschrich, Ms. Frances Auld, and Mr. Raymond
Vince of the University of South Florida.
Bruce, assistant professor of English, is coordinating the event.
"Our goal is to get the students interested in medieval studies.
The symposium gives students a chance to see that people really
do study the medieval period, that there is much about it that is
still relevant and important today," Bruce said.
is free and open to students and faculty from central Florida schools,
colleges, and universities as well as the community at large. Lunch
will be available for $3 if pre-registered or on site for $6. Pre-register
by calling (863) 680-4440 or e-mailing Bruce at email@example.com.
Symposium information may also be obtained from its web site at
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.